Venezia Contemporanea Partially Sponsored Residency
at the La Storta in Venice, Italy

Partially sponsored residency with optional working studio and exhibition space.

The Venezia Contemporanea Artists/Authors residency 2019-2021 has ended. We gave out 37 fully and partially supported residencies. Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID we were not able to secure funds and therefore we cannot offer fully-supported residency programs in 2022. However, we continue offering partially sponsored residencies with optional working studio and exhibition space. We make our best to continue supporting artists by tailoring personal programs and to meet the Artists’ needs and expectations.

We provide: a private liveable studio with Kitchenette, WC and shower and optionally also a private exhibition space with no percentage on sales. This includes all running services which are listed down below at the Residency conditions. 

We do not provide: Travel fees, food and material for creation.

Residency location: La Storta Exhibition Space
Ghetto Vecchio, Cannaregio 1236 – 1232
30121 Venice Italy

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Residencies parallel to the 59th Venice Art Biennale 2022 

Towards the 59th Venice Art Biennale that will take place from 23 April to 27 November 2022 (pre-opening on 20, 21 and 22), we offer two different types of Partially Sponsored Residencies:

For the sleeping unit (Max. 4 people), Kitchenette, Shower and WC at the La Storta premises. Not including private exhibition space-  500 Euro for one week

For the entire La Storta premises including sleeping unit (Max. 4 people), Kitchenette, WC and Shower and a private Studio and Exhibition space- 1,500 Euro for one week

The price is due to negotiation and depends on the time you would like to spend in the residency and the services you would like to receive.

Payment and cancellation policy: Cancellation Policy: If the cancellation is made up to three month before the residency your deposit will be fully refunded. In case of cancellation in short notice, less than three month in advance VC will keep nonrefundable 50 Euros for administration expenses. If you can not attend the residency on the planned date and inform us 2 weeks ahead of the agreed date, we will reschedule your residence to the next available opportunity. Last minute cancellations will not be refunded.  

Venezia Contemporanea supports the invited residential fellows in their efforts to secure funding through external grants by providing an invitation letter.

Submissions are open all year round. Please contact us for more information at 

Contact person: Dovrat Meron info@veneziacontemporanea.com

About La Storta private liveable working and exhibition space 

La Storta is an exhibition space located in the heart of Venice in the prestigious Old Jewish Ghetto.

Situated in a 500 year old renaissance bottega La storta is one of the most authentic exhibition spaces in Venice.

We offer a unique exhibition space with a large vitrine, and lodgeable studio – a show window to 30 million visitors all year round from the Carnival to the Biennale.

Due to La Storta’s location, the works of art are exposed to a large international audience, many of which are art buyers and collectors. During the art and architecture biennale the area attracts many journalists, museum directors and curators.

The space is divided into three parts. The main part is at the front with a very large window and a small courtyard. The wall exhibition space inside is approx. 42 sqm in the front. A 15 sqm living unit is offered at the back of the space. It includes a double bed on the ground floor and a double bed in the mezzanine, a bathroom with shower + wc and a small kitchen with a mini fridge. We also provide bed sheets, towels and cleaning service at the end of the stay. The living space is suitable for 2 people with the possibility to host max. 4 people. 

Residency terms and conditions

International Deadline: ongoing
Application: by email
Selection procedure: by committee
Residency fee: between 500 – 1,500 Euro for one week                                                       

Duration of residencies: negotiable
Number of artists resident at one time: We can accommodate up to four residents in a shared room.
Working languages: English/Italian/German
Accessibility: Not accessible for wheelchairs
Disciplines and media: All media inc. Visual Art, Video Art, Digital Art , Animation, Installations, Performance Art, Printmaking, Ceramics, land art, Photography.

Provided by La Storta Exhibition Spaces:
– Liveable Studio with shower and a small kitchen
– Private exhibition space
– Basic insurance

We also provide the following equipment and services on demand:

Equipment:
– Lighting – Directional lighting system on a fully adjustable overhead track. There are a range of different flood lights and spot lights
– Wireless internet
– Video equipment:
– Various screens, video projector and hanging system
– Digital sound system
– Both spaces are fully air-conditioned and has an independent heating system

Included services:
– Curatorial assistant
– Logistic consultant and support 

Services provided on demand:
– Event coordination, exhibition reception and refreshments
– Skilled PR team
– Catalog, invitations, posters
– Project accompaniment by dedicated local contact person with a long standing experience in customs matters and contacts to local authorities.
– basic insurance
– Boat transportation from mainland to Venice including crane service for heavy   equipment if necessary.
– Packing and shipping services.

How to reach La Storta Exhibition Space:

Ghetto Vecchio, Cannaregio 1236 – 1232 – 30121 Venice Italy

Nearest airport: Venice Marco Polo Airport

By bus: Take bus 5 from the Marco Polo Airport to Piazzale Roma in Venice (ca. 20 min. ride)

By boat: Vaporetto Nr. 51.1 from Piazzale Roma (10 min. ride)

By foot from bus station Piazzale Roma (15 min walk): Cross the Calatrava bridge (Ponte della Costituzione) which is in front of the ticket office and walk straight till you reach the Ferrovia Santa Lucia train station and follow the instructions below.

By foot from train station Ferrovia Santa Lucia (10 min walk) go out to the main exit turn left and follow Lista di Spagna and continue straight at the Campo San Geremia. Right after the Guglie bridge turn sharp left after 100 m. before Gam Gam restaurant enter the passage on the right (Sottoportego Ghetto Vecchio) continue straight to the old ghetto. ScalaMata/La Storta are on the right hand side opposite the bakery Nr. 1236 – 1232

The “La Storta” Facility

Visit the La Storta and Scalamata website for pictures and more info about the spaces